For decades the nation of Indonesia has operated the Spanish CASA C-235 high-winged transport at both the civilian and military levels. With a renewal of initiative in its aerospace sector, it was only natural then that the country moved to local production of the proven and globally-popular series - though with modifications to suit local requirements. This has spawned the "N-245" product by Indonesian Aerospace and the aircraft remains in development as of this writing.
Development of the N-245 began in 2016. Now firmly with government backing, a first-flight of a prototype is tentatively scheduled for 2019.
The N-245 is essentially an offshoot of the Spanish design, retaining all of the form and function of the original save for a lengthened fuselage, all-new T-style tail unit and a shift to Pratt & Whitney engines. It seats fifty passengers and sports a crew of two. Power is from two engines, these underslung at each wing mainplane. With the high-mounted wings, the N-245 is set to have excellent Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities as well as good short-field/rough-field performance and "hot-and-high" abilities. The series is intended primarily for military service and will feature systems common to military transport types (though it will lack the rear-loading ramp of the C-235). Power is from 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines, these readily available in the region and offered at a good price.
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
✓Special-Mission: Search & Rescue (SAR)
Ability to locate and extract personnel from areas of potential harm or peril (i.e. downed airmen in the sea).
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
✓Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Serving Special Forces / Special Operations elements and missions.
73.8 ft (22.50 m)
85.3 ft (26.00 m)
26.9 ft (8.20 m)
22,046 lb (10,000 kg)
35,274 lb (16,000 kg)
+13,228 lb (+6,000 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Indonesian Aerospace N-245 production variant)
2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines of unknown model and output driving four-bladed propeller units.
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